Category Archives: Nature

Duck, Duck, Goose

No, this is not a goose but rather a blue billed duck. It probably is the female of Oxyura australis. But maybe not. I could not see the tail feathers, which on the real deal are sort of spiky. This … Continue reading

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Gator in Waiting

Alligators are a staple of Florida wildlife. This guy is typical of the breed (Alligator mississippiensis) and is commonly called the American alligator. This photo was taken not too far from my home in a location we call “Loop Road”. … Continue reading

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Caribbean Flamingo

The Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) naturally is the highlight of Flamingo Gardens. Located in their own habitat, the brightly colored birds survey the tourists and photographers alike. Although flamingos are familiar in zoos, they are naturally found in the Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, … Continue reading

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Tortoise at Flamingo Gardens

Return to blogging – yea – and return to Florida. Here is a nice ole guy taken at Flamingo Gardens (Davie, Florida). This is an example of an African Spurred tortoise and this species is supposed to be the largest … Continue reading

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Wakoda Fun

This morning I went to Wakodahatchee Wetlands with about 14 others from our couples group. They went for a walk and I tried to get a few photos in. I did find a nice green heron snuggled at the edge … Continue reading

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Bandana of the Everglades

On our walk through Green Cay, there were many marshy wildflowers that everyone seemed to pass by without a second glance. But this flower, officially called Canna flaccida, or the Golden Canna, was especially beautiful in the early morning sun. … Continue reading

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Mini-Gators

We came across a clutch of 5 baby alligators on our walk through Green Cay in the morning. Here is a photo of one of them. Since breeding season for ‘gators is in April, it is not uncommon to see … Continue reading

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Great Blue Nest Building

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a beautiful and majestic bird. We are blessed here in SE Florida to have easy access nature preserves to watch the behavior of these birds. They are typical of the wetlands we have here … Continue reading

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Anhinga Feeding Young

The Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) is quite common in southeast Florida and is seen here at Wakodahatchee Wetlands feeding its young fledglings. These birds are also known as the American Darter and snakebirds. The birds (both male and female) dive for … Continue reading

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At Wakodahatchee with the “Masters”

I spent the afternoon as the FOTOshoot assistant to Gordon Brown and Steven Nestler. Also along was Ray Gehman. What a treat to “rub shoulders” with these guys. Gordon worked at Kodak (RIP) and had the honor of naming the … Continue reading

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